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On voters' plates
When Washington voters decide Initiative 522 this fall, they will do more than determine whether to label food that contains genetically engineered ingredients.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - The Seattle Times - News

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Defending sugar
Larry Graham told the nation’s sugar growers recently that the confectioners and other sweetener users will continue to fight the sugar program, but that the growers and the users should set aside their differences to defend the use of sugar in the American diet.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Markets show some strength
Futures had a good day Aug. 19, with canola up $12 per ton, soybeans up 45 cents and corn up 12 cents per bushel. The corn and bean crops are running out of water right when they’re filling.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm Bureau head: Keep nutrition in farm bill
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says a nutrition program should be part of the new farm bill.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Merck suspends sales of growth additive
U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co says it is suspending sales of its Zilmax animal feed additive in the U.S. and Canada following concerns about animals showing signs of distress after use of the product, which is given to cattle to increase their weight before slaughter.
Tuesday, August, 20, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Unexpected splits in horse slaughter debate
The Navajo Nation has voiced support for horse slaughter, to the dismay of opponents.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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Determining AI conception rates
Commercially available blood tests to predict pregnancy are accurate and an inexpensive tool cattle producers can use to determine their artificial insemination conception rate, according to new research conducted at South Dakota State University.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - - News

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Fix problems in farm bill
During his visit to Minnesota’s annual Farmfest, Forum News Service reporter Don Davis found more apathy than anxiety. Farmers just didn’t seem too concerned about the lack of a farm bill.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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US wants low-cost sugar program
With Mexican sugar exports to the U.S.surging, the U.S. government goal of a no-cost sugar program is not feasible in the near future. But government officials and grower industry leaders said they are determined to operate the program at as low a cost to taxpayers as possible.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Peterson 'not optimistic' about farm bill
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., told the nation’s beet and cane growers on Aug. 7 that for a farm bill to pass, pressure must come from states that produce non-commodity crops.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Why don’t US farmers believe in climate change?
If there’s one thing U.S. farmers can count on, it’s bad weather, and perhaps as a result, many of them don’t think humanity is to blame for the long-term shifts in weather patterns known as climate change.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - - Opinion

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The GMO debate
Safety, the demands of feeding a growing world population, labels and trade are among the key issues in the debate on genetically modified foods.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Judge orders bond posted in horse slaughter case
A federal magistrate on Thursday ordered animal rights groups that won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter to post a bond of nearly $500,000 as they continue their legal fight.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Leaders renew debate about renewable fuels
The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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FDA sets standards for gluten-free food labels
The federal government on Aug. 2 set a standard for gluten-free claims on food labels, a step that health officials say would help the 3 million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free products.
Tuesday, August, 06, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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Dakotafest agricultural trade show has new owner
South Dakota's annual Dakotafest agricultural trade show near Mitchell has a new owner.
Tuesday, August, 06, 2013 - - News

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Pigs smart as dogs?
There’s extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Improving safety of imported foods
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to make U.S. food importers responsible for ensuring that their foreign suppliers are handling and processing food safely.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Wetlands loss
An interactive map published by the Environmental working group shows the counties that have experienced the most dramatic conversions of wetlands, habitat and highly erodible lands to cropland.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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